Category: Features

Michael Ansara: The Lousy Reason I Didn’t Vote in 1968 And Why Sanders’s Supporters Shouldn’t Fall For It

The only way Donald Trump does not become president of the United States is if Hillary Clinton does

John Feffer: Syria As Metaphor

Much like the Balkans before it, Syria is emerging as a metaphor for the fragmentation and chaos that the modern world barely contains

Vijay Prashad: A 50-Year Civil War

If the vote had gone the other way, Colombia might have shown the world that even intractable civil wars can come to an end. It would have been a message to Syria and the Congo, a message of the power of negotiation towards a new civil compact. But this did not come to pass.

Jeff Abbott: Mobilizing in Guatemala

Across Guatemala, indigenous communities are organizing to challenge logging in the country’s vast forests

CJ Polychroniou: Global Warming and the Future of Humanity

There is good reason to believe that we have already entered the Sixth Extinction, a period of destruction of species on a massive scale

William Boardman: Law Is To Justice as Treaties Are to Native Americans

Judge Boasberg’s deference to law, to government agencies, to oil pipeline companies is all consistent with his membership in a ruling class club

Paul Street: The Roots Are in the System: What they Police

Race riots have returned to the United States this election year, leading cable news talking heads to claim that urban violence provoked by police killings of Black men in places like Milwaukee and Charlotte, North Carolina has “discredited the cause” of racial justice

Ann Jones: The War at Home

To force the VA to use its drugs, Big Pharma set up dummy foundations and turned to existing veterans’ organizations for support

Noam Chomsky: Global Struggles for Dominance

It’s easy to say, “Let’s strike back with violence”—police repression, carpet-bomb them to oblivion (Ted Cruz), etc.—very much what al-Qaeda and ISIS have hoped for, and very likely to intensify the problems,

Norman Solomon: The Debut of Our Revolution: Great Potential, But…

It’s all to the good that Our Revolution is encouraging progressives around the country to plan far ahead for effective electoral races, whether for school board, city council, state legislature or Congress

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